Author Archives: Liana Whitehead

When all is said and done

I wanted to write a story that would leave readers pondering life. I wanted to convey a message that would give you a sense of hope — something you can grasp and hold on to. Something solid and nonmalleable to ...

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Kickin’ it old school: The wild history of Fresno State Vintage Days

It was spring of 1975. The Beach Boys began their Beachago Tour on one side of the world, as the Vietnam War continued on the other. California college students were anticipating the arrival of summer. It was then that Fresno ...

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There comes a time: A dog owner’s tale

Meet Leia. She is my best friend. Despite our differences — her knee-cracking tail whip, slimy jowls and innate hunting skill — we have been glued at the hip (also a funny visual) for two years now. For those of ...

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Lessons from Lebowski Fest 2013

It began with one man: Jeff Dowd. Now 63 years old, Dowd (“The Dude”) is a famed American film producer and political activist known for his protests during the Vietnam War. 

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The fallen ‘City of Angels’

Less than 24 hours ago, I was riding shotgun in my friend’s silver Hello Kitty-themed Honda en route to the City of Angels. With our windows down and spirits high, we shamelessly butchered every Bryan McKnight song in her stone-aged ...

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Daylight saving time 101

Rise and shine, fellow sleep-deprived students – happy Daylight Saving Time. The impending day of doom has passed, leaving us in zombie mode for the next week, or until our brains and bodies adjust and we feel human again.

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A failed test of character

If you were presented with a life-or-death situation, would you drop every- thing to save the life of another? Would you break any rules neces- sary to save that life, even if your job or professional reputation were at stake? ...

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Graduating? Consider the following

  Seniors: Is anybody else losing sleep over this whole graduation thing? It seems the closer I get to May 18, the further away my sanity flees. I’m losing sleep and gaining insecurities. The thought of having to get a ...

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20 facts for and about college students

Interesting tidbits about college life and everything that goes with it.

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Are we merely products?

What would you say if I told you that we are all simply products of our environment?

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The root of all evil?

How many times have you heard someone exclaim that money — or our love for the green beast — is the root of all evil? Today, I am a believer.

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No place for kids

Movie-going, child-toting parents lack common sense Imagine this: You are seated in a dimly lit movie theater with your best bud. A ruby red slushy chills in one hand and a never-ending bucket of salty, buttered popcorn rests in your ...

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The end is nigh

This is it, Bulldogs. We have reached the end of another eventful semester here at Fresno State.

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Timeless holiday tales and traditions

As a lifelong wannabe history buff (emphasis on “wannabe”), I carry a constant curiosity for anything age-old and rich in history, tradition and meaning.

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Because need knows no season

In November 1888, more than 200 American children, homeless and hungry, were fed Thanksgiving dinner in Jackson, Mich.

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The times, they are a-changin’

It has been almost a week since Thanksgiving day. We returned to school Monday with heavy eyelids and desperate hopes of squeezing in an afternoon nap, which is highly unlikely during these last days of school. Slices of stuffed holiday ...

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Cold busters: 8 ways to treat the incurable common cold

After its long-awaited and anticipated arrival, autumn is here and alongside it, its fatiguing friend – the incurable common cold.

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Heroes for more than a day

For decades, the United States has nationally recognized military veterans on two celebratory days: Memorial Day and Veterans Day.

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